'''Walnut Creek CDROM''' (of Walnut Creek, California
) was an early provider of freeware
and free software
s. The company was founded in August 1991 by Bob Bruce and was one of the first commercial distributors of free software on CD-ROMs. The company produced hundreds of titles on CD-ROMs, and ran the busiest File Transfer Protocol|FTP
site on the Internet
, ftp.cdrom.com, for many years.